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This intriguing record of a varied and unusual life and portrait of an outstanding woman will draw readers with diverse interests. --BooklistCertainly a worthwhile read for those in need of a female role model. --New Orleans MagazineNatalie Vivian Scott was once described by author Sherwood Anderson as the best newspaperwoman in America. She became a vital force in the creative salon of intellectuals who gathered in the French Quarter during the 1920s. This was a time that saw the reawakening of this original section of New Orleans life, thanks to the efforts of Scott and her colleagues. She was widely recognized as a literary and cultural dynamo of the early twentieth century; however, her accomplishments can hardly be pigeonholed into these two categories. As a Red Cross nurse and translator during World War's I and II, Scott was awarded the Croix de Guerre, France's highest medal for bravery. She received this medal after rescuing patients from the continuously bombed and debris-filled upper floors of the medical building she worked in. Scott was a celebrated writer and journalist in Mexico and the United States. Opening the Kitigawa House, a pension for artists and writers in Mexico, she continued her literary influence. Her indomitable and charitable spirit led her to create a peasant school and medical cooperative in impoverished Taxco, Mexico, where she lived until her death in 1957.This incredible account of her passions, causes, and adventures is one of a real New Orleans lady-a lady whose comfort in the role of a Southern woman belied the adventurous and varied life she led. ABOUT THE AUTHORJohn W. Scott received his Ph.D. in history from Louisiana State University and later became an assistant professor of history there. He has won the Louisiana Historical Association Presidential Memorial Award and the Martin Hardwick Award for Writing. He became interested in this subject while a student at Tulane University. The university's extensive archives, files, and artifacts became the catapult for his interest in accurately and thoroughly documenting the robust life of Natalie Scott. Also an attorney, he received a J.D. from LSU and served several terms in the State Legislature.

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The life of writer and journalist Natalie Scott is documented in this biography from her great-nephew, who is an attorney and former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. The author obviously shows a great deal of affection for Scott, tracking her life as a patron of the arts, a nurse during World War I and ultimately a philanthropist. Written for general audiences, this book highlights Scott's many achievements, such a receiving the Croix de Guerre and establishing a peasant school and medical co-op in Mexico. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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WRITER, HUMANITARIAN, NURSE AND LITERARY LEADER.

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Natalie Scott is widely recognized as a literary and cultural dynamo of the early 1900s. As a Red Cross nurse and translator, she was awarded the Croix de Guerre, France's highest medal for bravery, in World War I. She was also a celebrated writer and journalist in both Mexico and the United States. She founded several artistic and literary colonies, socialized with a group that included William Faulkner and Sherwood Anderson, and even created a peasant school and medical cooperative in impoverished Taxco, Mexico. This incredible account of her passions, causes, and adventures is one of a real New Orleans lady, a lady whose comfort in the role of Southern woman belied the adventurous and varied life she led.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781589805804
Author:
Scott, John W.
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Journalists -- United States.
Subject:
Scott, Natalie
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x1.80 in. 2.05 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Natalie Scott is widely recognized as a literary and cultural dynamo of the early 1900s. As a Red Cross nurse and translator, she was awarded the Croix de Guerre, France's highest medal for bravery, in World War I. She was also a celebrated writer and journalist in both Mexico and the United States. She founded several artistic and literary colonies, socialized with a group that included William Faulkner and Sherwood Anderson, and even created a peasant school and medical cooperative in impoverished Taxco, Mexico. This incredible account of her passions, causes, and adventures is one of a real New Orleans lady, a lady whose comfort in the role of Southern woman belied the adventurous and varied life she led.
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